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i CAN'T figure out what to do next

just a few small things i want to do for my truck. not sure what though. buy a new headunit with the full touch screen and NAVI. or buy new speakers for the inside of the truck, got a nice sub, but need to get rid of the stock speakers.
i also want to get my exhaust redone, cut out the cats, and get 2.5" piping all the way back to the muffler, with a turndown right off of it.

OR, i want to buy a tuner.

help me out! idk what to do. right now, it can only be one of those things.
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or i could find a new toolbox for my truck, since the one i have is old and beat, but i did get it for free. so idk.
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I always lean towards what you NEED first... what's going to get the most use....
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I do the speakers first. I also would not cut out your cats there is no advantage of doing this. I don't think straight pipes sound good on a 4.0L. I would just get a nice muffler.
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id do speakers first. maybe amp them thats your thing. ive been itching to put sound deadener on my floor, door, and walls. just another thing to consider
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well ive already got the flowmaster 40, and it sounds amazing. just want it a bit louder then it already is lol

and yeah, im leaning towards the speakers...

anybody know how to get to the rear speakers on a 4 door supercab?

and also, can anybody send me a link on how to do the blinker mod where the corners flash with the normal turn signals?
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OR, i want to buy a tuner.
Did you find your Calibration code?
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no i havent looked yet, but i at least know where to look now lol
thanks

i think, if i get speakers, i will probably get the tuner too...

speakers arent very expensive, and i will be installing them myself.
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so what speakers? i will probably just be going to walmart or something.

and ive read things about 3 way and 2 way, whats the difference?
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In-Dash!!!

I love mine.
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so what speakers? i will probably just be going to walmart or something.

and ive read things about 3 way and 2 way, whats the difference?
and also, the speakers are 6x8s right? in the front and back?
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I've got the Wal-Mart sold Pioneer 6x8's in my truck. Huge improvement in clarity over stock. Especially noticeable when turned up loud. They don't distort like factory speakers do. The rear doors use the push in pins to hold the entire panel in. They're a pain to get out and usually break. Front doors are super easy. Four screws and you lift up the panel. That's it.

2 way speakers have a woofer and tweeter. 3 way usually have a woofer, mid-tweeter (?) and tweeter. 3 way speakers have a wider range of frequency reproduction.
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hmm okay. are 3 way recommended? or is 2 way fine.
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One of my buddies has a 2001 4.0 edge with straights. He still has all of his cats though, and it sounds really good. Its not loud or high pitched, just mellow. Its awesome.
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well, got the pioneer 3 way speakers in, they sound great!
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Straight piped rangers sound like poooooo

So ricey once you press the pedal down, sounds awesome at idle and under 2000 rps but thats it.
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yeah, i'll skip that, jsut bigger diameter pipe probably.

but i think next up is a tuner.
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head unit first. better speakers are minimally better than stock unless you power them with an amp
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im not on a stock head unit, i just wanted to upgrade.

i have the alpine h/u with the ipod interface. i love it, just want something with a CD player too. i always listen to my ipod, but its nice to have the option.
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